Vrindavan Lal Verma

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Vrindavan Lal Varma (1889-1969) eminent Hindi novelist and playwriter, was born on 9th January 1889 in a noble Srivastava Kayasthya family born at Mauranipur.He was honoured with Padam Bhushan for his literary works; Agra University presented him with honorary D. Lit. He received Soviet Land Nehru Award' and Govt. of India also awarded him for his novel 'Jhansi Ki Rani'.

Life and career

Vrindavan Lal Varma was born on 9th January 1889 in a noble Srivastava Kayasthya family born at Mauranipur.After graduation from Victoria College, Gwalior, he took a degree in law from Agra College, Agra and started practising in Jhansi. He was drawn towards mythological and historical narratives from early childhood. His first original work was Mahatma Buddha Ka Jivan Charitra(1908). His play Senapati Udal(1909) was proscribes by government. He wrote some short stories and essays also.

He read widely and his favourite authores were Maeterlinck, Anatole France, Maupassant, Tolstoy, Pushkin and Emerson. The noels of Walter Scott fascinated him and were the first source of his inspiration for writing historical novels. His famous historical novels are Gadh Kundar(1927), Virata ki Padmini(1930), Musahibju(1943), Jhansi ki Rani(1946), Kachnar(1947), Madavji Sindhia(1949), Tute Kante(1949), Mriganayani(1950), Bhuvan Vikram(1954) and Ahilya Bai(1955). Jhansi ki Rani and Mriganayani are acknowledged as his outstanding works which have won many awards, although his earlier novels Gadh Kunder and...
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